The Al-Anon World Service Office pooled shared experiences of Al-Anon and Alateen members to developed guidelines for Al-Anon members and Al-Anon groups. The guidelines can be accessed from the table below or from the Al-Anon/Alateen member’s site.
- For members interested in speaking (G-1)
Suggestions for members who are invited to speak at Al-Anon meetings and functions.
- For beginner’s meetings (G-2)
Suggestions for sharing experience, strength and hope at a beginner’s meeting.
- Cooperation between Al‑Anon and A.A. (G-3)
This guideline, and a similar guideline distributed by the Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) General Service Office, was developed through discussions between Al‑Anon and A.A. staff.
- For Al-Anon Information Services (AIS) (G-4)
Al-Anon Information Services (A.I.A.) are local service centers established by one or more groups or districts that help their member groups to carry the Al-Anon message to others.
- Alateen Meetings in Schools (G-5)
Tips for members interested in starting an Alateen meeting at a school.
- Area Literature Coordinators (G-6)
Functions of area literature coordinators.
- Al-Anon/Alateen participation in an Area Alcoholics Anonymous Convention (G-7)
Suggestions for Al-Anon participation in A.A. functions.
- Taking Group Inventory (G-8)
Suggestions and a checklist for taking a group inventory.
- Outreach to Institutions (G-9)
Guidelines for bringing Al-Anon’s message to institutions (including but not limited to treatment centers, hospitals, correctional facilities, group homes, halfway houses, shelters, juvenile centers.)
- Outreach to the public (G-10)
Guidelines for bringing Al-Anon information to the public through media and other means.
- Group Representative (G-11)
Guidelines for representing your group at the district and area assembly levels.
- Starting an Al-Anon Group (G-12)
Guidelines for starting a new Al-Anon group, and how the World Service Office can help.
- Suggested programs for meetings (G-13)
Describes different types of meetings and resources available for meeting topics.
- Service in correctional facilities (G-14)
Guidelines and resources for working with incarcerated individuals affected by another person’s alcoholism.
- District meetings (G-15)
Describes district meetings and offers suggestions for successful district meetings.
- Alateen conferences (G-16)
Describes Alateen conference structure and offers suggestions for Alateen conferences.
- Literature Distribution Centers (G-18)
How Literature Distribution Centers work.
- Al-Anon/Alateen area conventions (G-20)
Guidelines for planning a convention.
- For newsletter editors (G-21)
Suggestions for editing Al-Anon newsletters.
- A meeting on wheels (G-22)
Suggestions for holding one-time “demonstration” meetings to introduce others at the site to the Al-Anon program.
- Area Alateen coordinators (G-24)
Coordinating communication and fostering cooperation among district Alateen meetings.
- The open Al-Anon meeting (G-27)
Guidelines for organizing open Al-Anon meetings.
- Outreach to professionals (G-29)
Suggestions for informing professionals about Al-Anon/Alateen, and encourage referrals.
- Area archives (G-30)
Collecting and preserving our Al-Anon heritage.
- Ordering Literature (G-31)
Suggestions for how to order—and utilize—conference-approved literature (CAL.)
- Area Forum coordinators (G-32)
Suggestions for encouraging subscription and submission to the Forum magazine.
- Group records coordinator (G-36)
Facilitating communication between members, groups, and all levels of service structure through to the World Service Office.
- District Representative (G-37)
The District Representative links the groups in an Al-Anon district with the Al-Anon area assembly.
- Area public outreach coordinator (G-38)
Guidelines for coordinating outreach through media, professionals and institutions.
- Ample Reserve Fund Guidance (G41)
That only sufficient operating funds, including an ample reserve, be its prudent financial principle.